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10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

10 grammar mistakes that almost everyone makes — and how to avoid them

Using grammar properly enables you to get your message across in the clearest way possible.<p>As the executive editor at Avenue, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in New York City, I work with a lot of copy, from emails to short web posts to longer feature stories. The most common grammar mistakes I …

Language

What Cocaine and Weed Do to Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears."<p>It’s well accepted that marijuana is associated with changes in memory, and the more you use, the more it could impede your ability to remember.<p>But “memory” is not just one thing, or one process. Some studies …

Time Travel

What Cocaine And Weed Do To Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears.”<p>It’s well accepted that marijuana is associated with changes in memory, and the more you use, the more it could impede your ability to remember.<p>But “memory” is not just one thing, or one process. Some studies …

The Brain

This Cheesy Garlic Brussels Sprout Bake Is Unreal — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Recipes

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Management

The Advantages Of Investing In Single-Family Rental Houses Vs. The Stock Market

I started my financial career in banking, eventually progressing to insurance and then to financial advisor over a 24 year career — 21 years as a Series 6 and then Series 7 securities licensed representative. In that span of time, I developed a unique perspective regarding the advantages of the …

Real Estate

How To Kick Debt To The Curb: Advice From The Experts

According to the latest data from the NY Fed, total consumer debt is now at an all time high of $13.2 trillion. That equates to an average of over $40,000 owed by every single American across mortgages, student loans, auto loans, and credit cards. So much debt can certainly feel overwhelming and …

Personal Finance

I've saved enough at age 28 that I'll be a multimillionaire by retirement, and I used Warren Buffett's favorite investing strategy to do it

I recently turned 28, and I've already saved over a quarter of a million dollars.<p>By itself, that factoid had earned me a surprising amount of publicity. But for all the immediate headline-grabbing power of the statement, there's a far more impressive implication lurking underneath its surface. (The …

Retirement

This is Simon Sinek's Guaranteed Secret to Success Most of Us Won't Do

Best-selling author and TED speaker Simon Sinek says we focus too much on dramatic actions. On the Tony Robbins podcast, he shared what to do instead<p>Independents tend to go to extremes: We get passionate about an idea, stay up all night to make it real and are more susceptible to burning out before …

Self-improvement

Google Managers Use This Simple Framework to Coach Employees

Being a good coach is not a skill for the select few.<p>Project Oxygen, Google's extensive manager study, analyzed more than 10,000 bits of information including performance reviews, surveys, and nominations for top-manager awards and recognition to determine the best practices of its most effective …

Employment

The Sunk Cost Fallacy Is Ruining Your Decisions. Here's How

If you’ve ever let unworn clothes clutter your closet just because they were expensive, or followed through on plans you were dreading because you …

Sunk Costs

The Gym's 3 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Personal Trainers

Three exercises that might bring your fitness routine—and body—to the next level.<p>The good thing about exercise is that there are, literally, an infinite number of exercises you can do. The bad thing about exercise is that there are, literally, an infinite number of exercises you can do. Yes, there …

Workouts

Technologies That Changed the Art of Cinema

Movies are a technological art, which is a boon for filmmakers—their art stands on the shoulders of industrial giants who made it possible to capture motion on film and video—as well as a severe challenge. The greatest directors are more than artists; they’re also technological innovators who push …

Coffeemakers

The Best Coffee Beans You Can Buy, According to Award-Winning Baristas

Because great coffee requires great beans.<p>Pssst. You — yes you. The exhausted dad fumbling around the coffee maker. We get it: at certain time in the …

Coffee

10 products people swear by to fade acne scars and dark marks

We've all been there: Your breakout has finally vanished, but a dark mark or acne scar has been left in its place. It might seem like there's no fix to this annoying problem, but thankfully there are plenty of products on the market that will help fade these blemishes into oblivion.<p>So, if you're …

Skin Care

I tried not spending any money for a month — here are 5 things I learned after failing in the first week

I'm the first to admit that I'm not always mindful with my spending.<p>To challenge myself, I decided to do a "no-spend" month. The goal wasn't necessarily to save a specific amount of money, but to be more thoughtful with my spending and convince myself that I didn't need to spend money to have fun.<p>I …

Personal Finance

4 Honeymoon-Worthy Underwater Hotels

From subaquatic weddings to mermaid-esque crowns, brides are drawing inspiration from the deep-blue sea. So, we weren’t all that surprised when we started seeing the underwater hotels trend extend to honeymoons.<p>Ever dreamt of sleeping with the fishes or waking up to sharks swimming past your …

Sea Level

7 things you should know about your partner before you decide to settle down with them

Navigating the dating world is difficult. So when you get the chance to commit to someone you genuinely like, you won't want to let that go.<p>But how do you know if you've actually found the right person, or you're just settling?<p>With so many dating apps, it can be easy to fall into the trap of the …

Relationships

7 Must-Have Traits You Need to Look for in Every New Hire

The candidate may show strong technical expertise, but if they can't adapt or aren't open to new technology, you may not want to hire them.<p>Hiring might be the most important part of any business, especially a fast-growing one. No matter how strong the company mission, founders, and product, your …

Team Building

How to Have the Most Fun in Your Free Time, According to Science

The calendar is an indispensable tool in our over-committed and over-stimulated culture, and one no longer reserved solely for work commitments and …

Time Management

4 ways sex brings couples closer to each other, according to science

Sex is a vital part of romantic relationships for many people, apart from maybe those who are asexual. For everyone else, it is what separates an intimate relationship from any other friendship.<p>For some people, the lack of sex in a partnership may lead them to be unfaithful. Not necessarily because …

The Brain

A Study of Thousands of Dropbox Projects Reveals How Successful Teams Collaborate

The use of virtual file-sharing platforms like Dropbox, Google Docs, and others has become ubiquitous in business, academic, and other settings. But is your team using such collaborative platforms as effectively as they could be?<p>Whether working on cancer cures or the latest consumer-tech products, …

Top 10

Pets Can Experience Grief. Here's What You Should Know About It.

How to help your pet get through a period of loss.<p>Pets often have special bonds with their human and fellow pet companions.<p>One of the most poignant examples of pet-human relationships might be the tale of Hachikō, an Akita that was born in Japan in the 1920s. He left his house to greet his owner at …

Pets

Here's what can happen if you have more sex than your body can handle

Each person's definition of a good sex life is different, and while some people are perfectly fine to rarely have sex, others prefer to have it multiple times a day.<p>Still, you might be wondering if it's possible to have too much sex. Whether you're in the honeymoon phase with a new partner, on …

Brides

I'm a financial planner — here's why I won't buy a home

Some people seem surprised when I tell them I rent by choice.<p>I'm a business owner and financial planner, I'm married, and by all counts I'm well established in my life. I should own a house, right?<p>But that's where a lot of people get into trouble: They feel like they "should" do one thing or …

Personal Finance

6 Secrets to a Happier Life

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME's special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Whether you’re a web designer, …

Mindfulness

A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Stocks

Like many new investors, you’ve decided to invest in a company and pick up your first shares of stock, but your limited knowledge leaves you …

8 of The Best Social Media Marketing Tips We’ve Got

Many companies have realized that using social media marketing results in higher conversion rates than traditional marketing. The following are 8 of …

5 Foolproof Strategies To Find And Land Your Next Remote Gig

It’s easy to see the appeal of remote work. You can get things done from home, a local cafe, a cushy co-working space, or even mix and match work and travel. Remote workers to a larger extent can control their own schedules, and select a variety of roles to pursue.<p>There are certain challenges …

Employment